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How Can You Know If an E-message is Fake

I keep getting e-messages from a celebrity who now wants to converse with me on google chat!  I only have commented on their FB account.  How do I know if it is real?  It seems that they have thousands of fans all over the world & how would they have the time to chat with them.

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Re: How Can You Know If an E-message is Fake

I think you've answered your own question.  Common sense should tell you a celebrity doesn't have the time or interest in talking to fans.  They undoubtedly want to sell you something.  Forget it.

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Re: How Can You Know If an E-message is Fake

It's fake.

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Re: How Can You Know If an E-message is Fake

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@Pasta Lover Also, often when this happens if you look closer, it is from a "copy-cat" and not a "verified" account. Or in other words, not really that celeb's account, which "verified" their account and profile icon will have a little blue check by it.

 

No celeb is "connecting" with fans, unless they are doing something like an Instagram Live where they might answer a comment or question from a fan then.

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Re: How Can You Know If an E-message is Fake

Unless its Johnny Depp , it was written in an article, he did that, came to rely on what some girl was telling him. He said he liked her sincerity .. 

 

Whatever, I think someone is playing with you.

Just delete it or block them.

FB,, nothing but trouble....

 

 

 

 

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Re: How Can You Know If an E-message is Fake

Trust no one is a good rule to live by.  

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Re: How Can You Know If an E-message is Fake


@Pasta Lover wrote:

I keep getting e-messages from a celebrity who now wants to converse with me on google chat!  I only have commented on their FB account.  How do I know if it is real?  It seems that they have thousands of fans all over the world & how would they have the time to chat with them.


 

@Pasta Lover 

 

They don't.   Whomever is doing this is looking for gullible people with bank accounts.   Please use common sense when on social media.   

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Re: How Can You Know If an E-message is Fake

Just assume it is fake. Just delete it. Don't dare click on it to open and certainly do NOT reply.

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Re: How Can You Know If an E-message is Fake

I get messages all the time that Barry Gibb wants to talk to me. 🤣 (I’m a fan.)

The real accounts with huge numbers of followers have a blue check mark after the name.
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Re: How Can You Know If an E-message is Fake

@Pasta Lover 

 

I got a friend request from a guy that I have known, as a friend, for over 75 years. This is FB and he is already on my friends list.

 

A few weeks ago I got a friend request from someone named Princess Diana. 

 

Those are as real as my millions of $$$$ worth of $3 bills.

 

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